1962 Triumph TR-4

Car Sold

  • VIN: CT8618L
  • Condition: Clear Title
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Exterior Color: British Racing Green
  • Interior Color: Tan
  • Mileage: 123005
  • Warranty: No Warranty

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Vehicle Overview

This 1962 Triumph TR 4 is in British Racing Green with Tan.

In 1962 the owner and his wife decided to take a sabbatical from his work here in the States and move to Europe for an extended stay. Having fallen in love with British sports cars, the owner decided to put an order in for a new British sports car and take delivery in the UK.

It was between two newly introduced models, the Jaguar E-type or the Triumph TR-4. After finding the E-type difficult to get in and out of, he placed his order for a new TR-4.
He paid $2,400 in cash to British Motor Car Distributors LTD, the then Triumph dealer in San Francisco, CA.  He arranged to take delivery at the Standard Triumph showroom at Berkeley Square in London.

He ordered the car in Triumph Racing Green with tan interior. He also specified optional seat belts, radio, wire wheels and a tonneau cover. The TR4 was fitted with Coventry issue license plates, which are still on the car today. After three months in Europe the car was shipped home by Standard Triumph to San Francisco (as part of the $2400 purchase price) and then down to Monterey where it has remained until late in 2016. The car was then sold to a client of ours and is now currently available.

Original issue Black California plates still with the car as well. Initially used as a daily driver, the car has always been garaged. According to the owner the top has only rarely been up in the last 50 odd years. The paint on this TR 4 is in as new condition.

The car has had only one repaint (in a slightly darker shade of green), otherwise a totally unrestored example. Two updates to the car include a Nardi Wheel which was replaced in 1963 and around this same time, updated 60 spoke wheels from the standard 48 spoke wires.

Recent service work includes:
- New high torque starter and Vredestein Spirit Classics. 
- Updated ignition system.
- Set carbs and choke.

The complete tool kit, manuals, extensive service file, spare keys, jack and tonneau cover will be presented to the new owner.

Please note that this car is not at Mohr Imports, but is available to view by appointment.

All inspections welcome. We ship worldwide.

Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.

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